17
Mar
2014

The completion of the Human Genome Project in 2000 was heralded by its leaders as a landmark event not just for biology, but for the practice of medicine as well. But 14 years later, few applications of genomics have made their way from the laboratory to the clinic. In a story for Reuters, reporter Julie Steenhuysen takes a look at some early signs that the promise of genomic medicine may finally be realized -- for a few diseases, at least.

04
Mar
2014

The HIV virus is 60 times smaller than a red blood cell, but it's still a massive problem for scientists. From the perspective of atomic modeling, one tiny virus is equivalent to millions of atoms -- a quantity that's far too high to simulate with today's most powerful supercomputers. So to study HIV and other important biological and chemical molecules, scientists at the CI's Center for Multiscale Theory and Simulation have turned to a simpler approach: coarse-grained modeling.